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us: Part songs


  • Here are entered secular vocal chamber music works for solo voices or chorus, unaccompanied or with instruments, including collections and individual works in more than one language. Part songs in a single language are entered under the heading qualified by the language, e.g. [Part songs, English.]
  • Part songs composed in a specific form are entered under the form, e.g. [Polyphonic chansons.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Partsongs
    • us: Secular part songs
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Vocal music
  • Sources

    • found: New Grove, 2nd ed. WWW site, Oct. 12, 2001 (partsong)
    • found: Music index WWW site, Oct. 12, 2001 (part song)
    • found: RILM abstracts of music literature via FirstSearch, Oct. 12, 2001 (part song)
    • found: New Harvard dict. music (part song: 1. An unaccompanied secular choral work of relatively modest length; 2. Any unaccompanied secular vocal work)
    • found: Oxf. companion to music (part song)
    • found: Baker's dict. of music (part song)
    • found: Web. 3 (part-song)
    • found: Amer. heritage dict., 3rd ed. (part song)
    • found: New Grove dict. of music online, Mar. 22, 2002: partsong (a piece of music in two or more voice-parts without independent accompaniment. In theory, the term encompasses forms such as the glee, madrigal and unaccompanied anthem; in practice, usually refers to small-scale secular pieces for unaccompanied choral singing; no precise definition is possible.)
  • LC Classification

    • M1547-M1600
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered secular vocal chamber music works for solo voices or chorus, unaccompanied or with instruments, including collections and individual works in more than one language. Part songs in a single language are entered under the heading qualified by the language, e.g. [Part songs, English.]
    • Part songs composed in a specific form are entered under the form, e.g. [Polyphonic chansons.]
  • Change Notes

    • 2001-10-12: new
    • 2013-09-23: revised
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